American Restoration 6 Seasons 2012

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Season 2
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Rick battles a brain freeze when a 1940s Good Humor bicycle pedals into the shop. Can he deliver a sweet solution to this sticky situation or will this cold cart be forever frozen in time? And later, a client brings in a 1920s Atwater Kent art-deco radio. Can the shop fine-tune this airwave apparatus, or will it be nothing but dead air for this rundown receiver?

Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
April 25, 2012

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Reality TV
Director Rennik Soholt
Season year 2012
Network A&E Television Networks
Producers Sean Moran
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

I love watching a few episodes before bed.
Cristina
It's also interesting to see the inside of the business; trying to find good help, caring for equipment, and the challenges of working with family members.
Jamie
I like to fix stuff and the things that he fixes up is just plain cool.
Brad

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Todd Bergantz on August 16, 2013
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My wife and I greatly enjoyed the first season of American Restoration, and looked forward to the second one. Season two starts off fine, with the same format and balance of the first. Show the items coming in, gauge the price, show the actual process, and sprinkle in a bit of back office drama. It was well done.

In the second half of the season, the show's format changes, though. The different intro is a clue that something's gone wrong, as it doesn't seem to relate to the show's purpose (and the audio for the intro, unlike the rest of the show, has a pronounced echo/reverb through Prime...perhaps a mixing error?). They still show the items coming and the initial estimate, but instead of focusing on the restoration process, each episode spends half its time on family drama. Non-family workers who had some camera time are relegated to bits and backgrounds. It effectively hollowed out the show for us and was enough of a shift to make us think twice about paying for the third season through Prime. Until we can confirm that that focus goes back to what it should be (the restorations), we'll wait for free Prime viewing or do without.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kaihekoa on July 14, 2013
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I've watched the first two seasons of American Restoration on Amazon and was genuinely entertained by the first seasons. It provided a nice mix of history, restoration, the buying/selling aspect of the business, the customers' reaction to the work of Rick and crew, a little family TV drama, and more importantly for a show of this title, the craftsmanship involved in restoring historic relics and items. Starting in season 2 they began cutting out parts where they would show the guys working on the projects and started injecting TV drama instead - the competition between Rick's brother and son-in-law for auctioneer, showing Kelly about 5 times as much as season 1, promoting an 18 year old kid to foreman, etc. Those things are mildly entertaining, but I watch this show to see...Restoration of Americana by elite craftsman and how items get turned into gold from junk. I hope following seasons don't continue this disappointing trend.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Henri G. on July 25, 2013
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This show used to be everything one could hope for in Reality TV. The characters were real, the setting was real, the "action" showed real process.

Sadly, with this season, the producers rolled out a new over-wrought title block and a new production outline that has substituted fakey acting and dialog for the old idea of showing the process of "Restoration" at which they used to be so good.

Now the show has devolved to be just another gabfest, and largely a waste of time.

Its just sad.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Turner on July 29, 2013
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When the show first came out, it was more about the restoration process and about the items being restored. Now, the show is more about Rick and the group's dynamics than about the items being restored. I liked the show when it spent more time on the restoration process and the items history. If it is going to be Rick's Reality, then the show should be renamed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Whack A Noodle on July 22, 2013
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I rated season 1 5 stars because of the balance between the 'personal' and the 'restoration' parts of the show. Season 2 departs from that formula about mid-season and loses something in the process.

The consensus in the household is that season 2 is not as entertaining as season 1. If there is a season 3 I'm not sure it will be on our watch list.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P.M. on July 10, 2013
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The history of the object is great. It is interesting to know how an item is restored. A relaxing program to watch.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lurch on January 22, 2013
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Some of the best shows from the restoration program. Its fun to see items folks have kept for years that need a bit of a touch up or a large make over. Seeing the beginning and the ending product to me is facanating. Great for you to see history and what can be done when worked by a master.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris on March 19, 2014
I really loved the first season and the first half of the second season. But then they changed the format of the show and stopped showing the restoration process and skipped imediately to the reveals. Seeing what they actually do and put into it and how they are able to do what they do was the interesting part of the show. Now they have little trivia questions before break, I guess to make up for the time gaps from not showing the work they actually do and its not as interesting. If they don't go back to what the main focus of the show is suppose to be, the restorations, then as much as I like rick and the work he does I will not be continueing to watch the show.
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